Freestanding emergency departments; Bd. of Health to promulgate regulations related to departments. (SB340)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freestanding emergency departments. Requires the Board of Health to promulgate regulations related to freestanding emergency departments, defined in the bill as facilities located in the Commonwealth that (i) provide emergency services, (ii) are owned and operated by a licensed hospital and operate under the hospital's license, and (iii) are located on separate premises from the primary campus of the hospital. The bill also requires freestanding emergency departments to make certain disclosures to patients, in advertisements, and on any online platforms associated with such emergency department. Read the Bill »


01/21/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101751D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2022Assigned Education sub: Health
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB340)
02/10/2022Continued to 2023 in Education and Health (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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